New Paper Wave signing The Secret Soul Society has given us a gorgeously wonky re-rub of 70s MOR type, Elkie Brooks. Its all rubber bass, Rhodes and sonic burblings for some serious horizontal aural pleasure.
Rachel Johns’ describes how she created the artwork for the record sleeve:
“Listening to the Stubb track I was inspired to draw the images for the record sleeve. My process is to draw with a stick & ink on textured paper to create a final drawing.
The next part was a collaboration with Amy Mellis & The Egg Factory as Amy designed the colourful labels for the records. We then went on to screen print the two images on either side of the card sleeve here at The Egg Factory.
For a very special limited edition of 20 I made screen printed fabric sleeves using the main image & free machine stitched into the background of each one with red thread. I often stitch into the background of my original drawings as I love the unexpected quality of drawing with a sewing machine onto paper- I thought it would make a special edition to actually stitch onto the fabric sleeves!”
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Ahead of Ben Davis’ Stubb 12″ we interviewed the people behind the artwork and design.
Can you tell us what The Egg Factory is all about?
The Egg Factory is a co-working space in an old egg packing plant in Hebden Bridge for creatives to create, learn and collaborate. We’ve got desks, screen printing and product photography equipment that our members can use by the day or by the month, loads of Yorkshire tea and all the chat. We do screen printing for local businesses and creatives and we sometimes have a fun event to break up the grey Yorkshire days! Today we’ve got a music journalist, a food charity worker, a novelist and someone who puts the hair into wax-work heads all using our desks.
When did you set it up and why?
The Egg Factory opened in February 2015 after much scraping of floors, gallons of white paint and many hours plotting and dreaming!
Our four founding members Amy, Katch Sue and Rachel came together as a co-operative after three years of curating pop-up shops, putting on interactive events in Hebden Bridge and enjoying being together. We wanted to work on our own creative businesses (Amy is a draw-er/printer/maker, Katch makes beautiful ceramics, Sue sews quilts and Rachel is a fine, fine artist) at the same time as doing stuff as our little collective so we looked for a space to share. When we couldn’t find anything quite right we decided to move into a massive industrial unit and share our space and resources with other people.
And where would you like it to go?
Our aim is to build a sustainable business which supports the running of the space. We want to see The Egg Factory grow as a platform for creativity, collaboration and innovation, a space where our co-workers can continue to collaborate and thrive. And of course we’re always looking for new projects and collaborations for our portfolio of unusual and weird screen printing work – the more the merrier!
How did you go about designing and making the records?
Amy – I love typography so when Ben asked me to come up with some ideas for the Stubb sticker I drew about a million different versions. I draw with a fine felt tip and then scan in my drawings and faff with them in Photoshop. I wanted the sticker to be colourful and fun, like the record.
Rachel: “I spent time in my studio listening to each track on repeat and sketching ideas as they came to me. I felt really inspired by the music so the ideas flowed naturally and freely. I found the tracks very distinctive and each one seemed to suggest a very different story or idea, which helped to form the images. It was a new way for me to work but one that I found really enjoyable.”
Amy – We did a bit of fettling on the computer to make the drawings the right size. I screen printed Rachel’s drawings onto the kraft card sleeves and we used gold foil for the limited edition fabric sleeves. We sewed and finished them here at The Egg – we love a bit of stitch action!
Can you tell us about your art in general Rachel?
Rachel: “I draw with a stick and ink and sewing machine to create characters and creatures which are often expressing my thoughts, desires, relationships or the energy of a moment. I also have a fascination with mythology and mythical creatures often make an appearance in my work. I love the freedom of working with the stick and ink and every mark I make becomes part of the final drawing. The ink I use is quite thick and my paper is slightly textured, this means that the quality of my line often has a slightly rough and raw quality which I think fits well with my expressive drawings. My favourite thing is to have a new series of drawings to work on- the larger the scale the better!
Where can people find you if they want some of your Egg Factory magic?
We’re on Victoria Road in Hebden Bridge, not too far from the station. The kettle’s always on and there’s usually biscuits so it’s always worth popping in for a look. There’s more info about us and what we do here. We’ve got some live screen printing events coming up in the summer and you can see Rachel with her stick in her hand at Hebden Bridge Open Studios in July.
Ben Davis hosts the latest instalment of Paper Radio with some previously unheard golden oldies, a mix from Clandestino and forthcoming releases including tracks from Trash The Wax.
So hop on board the Paper Rave Train.
1. Tumisang Pooe – I.R.S.A.N.S
2. Vainc – 2000300
3. Fever Few – Them Persians
4. Truant – Rifle Range (Live)
5. Crazy Penis – You Started Something (Instrumental Edit)
6. Daco – The Uprise (Galáctica Mix)
7. Flash Atkins & Charlie Sinclair – That Hit
8. Flash Atkins – Dark Night of The Soul
9. 2 Billion Beats – Papa (Richard Seaborne Papa’s Struggle feat. GizMo Mix)
10. Fingerman – Burnin’ Sanders
11. Kimo – Trance
12. Parkway Rhythm – The Answer (T-Kut’s Massive Dub)
13. Lauer – Hump Acid (Lexx Remix)
14. Black Spuma – No Cube
15. Les Crocodiles – La Nuit Des Tropiques (Field Of Dreams Remix)
16. Curses – Canini (Dreems Beautiful Mens Club Remix)
17. Armonics – Red Eye (Black Spuma Remix)
18. TYV – Miau! (lauer remix)
19. De Fantastiske To – Monokrom feat. OST
20. Soundersons – Make The Music
21 Marma Boog – Crazee
22. Flash Atkins – All I Want For Christmas Is You
The global sound of house music is alive and well and here’s the proof with our first signing from Indonesia. Double Deer’s Kimo brings four tracks of crisp deepness and vibe heavy disco that absolutely smashes it.
First up Born Out is a bonafide disco thumper that builds around live drums, a nagging disco bass and acid line before the tension is released to an incessant piano riff and swooping strings. Then it’s mayhem as the chord changes and arps add to the mix as it drives to the peak. This has been road tested by the Paper DJs over the past few months and never fails to take the roof off.
Bow Down is a change of pace and features Kal with a super hooky vocal. It’s a fusion of the Far East and balearica with Kimo’s trademark arps and dance floor dynamics. There are guitars and synth lines a plenty plus Rhodes and live drums that steadily suck you in to a hazy world of space disco.
Whirl takes a more hypnotic route that is nailed down by a cowbell and analogue bass. Gamelan steel drums give it that evocative Eastern flavour as it hypnotises you in to a delayed break when things get serious. The riff keeps on with leads, pads and synths for a track that is fresh, dancefloor heavy and dripping in atmosphere.
Finally First Kick is a more straight forward house track with a riffing organ that develops in to pushing synth and walking bass for middle of the night head down tackle.
Justin Robertson – Fabulous EP… all cracking.
Bill Brewster – Like Born Out, will definitely use that.
Sean Johnston (ALFOS / Hardway Bros) – Nicemoments on this ep
Billy Scurry – Aceness!! Think Bow down might be a bit of a slow grower and stay in the playlist for a bit.
Julian Sanza – Loving the vocal track.
Neil Quigley – Born Out and Whirl are right up my street, thanks again Paper HQ.
Fingerman – Awesome release!
Aldrin Zouk – Nice EP. Diggin’ Born Out, Bow Down & Whirl.
DJ Rocca – Full support
Sam Divine (Defected) – Nice release! Like Whirl! thanks.
Rev Milo – Cracking chuggers! gREAT TO HAVE TUNES THAT HAVE A DYNAMIC AND TAKE YOU SOMEWHERE- SORRY for shouting!
Bad Barbiebeats – Chuggy, deep and lovely
Neil Diablo – Love this! the whole ep is great but Bow Down is the winner
80s Child – Right up my street!
Murray Richardson – Smashing release from Kimo, especially finding the Born Out & Whirl tracks especially smashing
Robot 84 – All the tracks are winners, great release.
Leon Sweet – Born Out is an absolute stonker. Super strong debut on Paper, top work all round.
Rave-enka – Bow Down is so very, very nice!
Nuno Cacho – This is SO PAPER… Love it. I will open my Boiller room with this.
George Summers (Midnight Riot) – Yes…all good.
Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – Holy Fucknuts Batman…Born Out is a bona fide monster!!!
Wrighty (Soul Buggin’) – hooked from the off of Born Out, great groove. Loving the after party feel of Bow Down too.
Here’s the Autumnal edition of Paper Radio with the usual label bangers, mashers, uppers and downers. We’ve a special mix and intervew from Mark E plus Norwegian and Mungolian Jetsetter DJ Strangefruit.
And I drop a major bollack at the end by failing to
Sit back, pour yourself a vintage port, stuff your pipe and be warmed at the fireside of rave.
Kimo – Born Out
Situation – Get A Taxi (Lovedrop Remix)
Seen On TV – Spiral 2
Rave-enka – Rett I Kroppen
DJ Strangefruit Intervew
Todd Terje – Alfonso Muskedunder (Mungolian Jetset remix)
Daco – Meine Killer
Leon Sweet – Sunny Bigler (Peza Remix)
Flash Atkins – Forbidden Flesh feat. Danielle Moore (Steve Cobby Mix)
Mark E – Laurentian Abyss
Mark E Interview
Mark E Mix
Kimo – Bow Down
Human League – Fascination (Situation Edit)
A strictly vinyl only release on this absolute stunning sun soaked EP from Sophie Lloyd that has already been heavily supported from Ashley Beedle & Greg Wilson!
Follow Me Home is 9 minutes worth of floaty, yacht rock goodness that can only be made to sound better if you was lay on a lilo in the Adriatic with a cocktail in hand….
It also comes with a dub version too if you’re not too keen on a certain headband wearing vocalist :)
A Burn U Know ups the tempo a bit more and is a thigh slapping, mouth organ led slice of barnyard disco that rumbles along like a freight train with snaps of classic 808 percussion bringing it from the wild west to the basements of Manchester and back out to the Croatian coast….
Psychemagik: “Nice one…love Sophie! This is ace!”
Pete Herbert: “Edits are mega!!!”
Hardway Bros: “Yes, Liking both of these”
Danielle Moore: “Yes wonderful chilled G and T and a full moon/sunset vibes here. Lovely 3 tracks”
Fingerman: “Wonderful stuff!”
Joe Morris: “Big fan since I first heard it. Full support!”
Severino: “Yes, this is soooooo good!”
Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio): “Follow me home clear winner for me, both versions would do, but I quite like the vocal, nicely done!”
This summer’s Paper Radio is a festival special with forthcoming appearances at Festival Number 6 and Moovin’. We’ve got interviews with Raf Daddy of The Two Bears, Herbie Sacciani from Moovin’ and Late Nite Tuff Guy. There’s the latest and greatest from Paper plus some exclusive first plays of releases that won’t be out until well in to next year.
All held down by Ben Davis and special guest Chris Massey talking penis T-Shirts, new labels and music
Sophie Lloyd – It’s Bad U Know
De Fantastiske To – Folk Og Ferie
Flash Atkins – Summer of Love (The Emperor Machine Mix)
THE 2 BEARS INTERVIEW
The 2 Bears – Not This Time (Brennan Green Remix)
Doc L. Junior – Twilight (Jori Hulkkonen Mix)
Dunn & Massey – Red Room Disco (4am at Homoelectric Mix)
Kohib – Talk To Me
La Guardia De La Luz – Post-Junk Libido
Flash Atkins – Acid House Creator (Ralph Myerz Mix)
HERBIE SACCANI INTERVIEW
Leon Sweet – Sunny Bigler (Leftside Wobble Mix)
Proviant Audio – Drifting
De Fantastiske To – Monokrom feat. OST
Kimo – Whirl
Daco – Faith feat. Mike Rapheal
LATE NITE TUFF GUY INTERVIEW
Late Nite Tuff Guy – Do U Wanna Get Down?
The second volume of Sunday Paper explores some of the more laid-back and forgotten corners of the back catalogue that may have been missed in the rush for the dancefloor.
There’s the soundtrack sounds of Streetlife Originals, Truant taking a balearic route through South Manchester, Daco’s deep easy listening and Flash Atkins mixing up an epic chilled out odyssey. There are gems from the early days like the Problem Kids collaboration with Ashley Beedle, one of Crazy Penis’ finest moments on Give It Up, the leftfield classic Wayback by Hubtone and Shaboom’s mesmerising Bessie’s Reprise that has been remastered and edited for this compilation. New schoolers Joe Morris, La Guardia De La Luz and Proviant Audio add some soul with Kahuun and The Bionics getting seriously horizontal.
Summer is here at last!
1. Streetlife Originals – A Sidewalk Story
2. Truant – Rifle Range
3. Daco – Aquarium
4. 2 Billion Beats – Mega City One (Flash Atkins Mix)
5. Problem Kids – Mardi Gras Featuring Ashley Beedle
6. The Bionics – Moving Day
7. La Guardia De La Luz – House Metafísico
8. Crazy Penis – Give It Up
9. Kahuun – Le Rouge (Remaster)
10. Hubtone – Wayback
11. Proviant Audio – Drifting
12. Joe Morris – Elysium
13. Shaboom – Bessie (Sunday Paper Reprise Edit)(Remaster)
After previous releases on Paper and Paper Disco, the man who asked “Is This Acid?” (as charted by Todd Terje and featured on Tensnake’s All Gone Pete Tong comp) returns with Times Are Hard.
The original is a post neon 80’s style workout that wouldn’t sound out of place if you were driving a white Testarossa down the California freeway at night. A chopped disco loop gives way to a laid back smooth bass line with delay drenched synth stabs before the sultry vocal delivers.
Paper’s head tea boy and pasty lover Chris Massey throws all the above out of the window and drops a solid 4am whopper with the wobbliest & wonkiest off key synth and bass line this side of his home-town Bolton. It’s already had Emperor Machine asking to do an edit so handle this one with care!
Our Norwegian friends De Fantastiske To drop a mix that could be at home in the basement clubs of New York. It’s simple, jacking & slacking with hypnotic synths alongside the original’s vocal. This is heads down house music with a slight look up only to have a blast a poppers.
DJ Rocca – – “Chris Massey remix blowed my mind!”
Mugwump – “The Chris Massey remix is fucking bonkers.”
Reza Athar – “Lovely! Big fan of Richard as I told this 1000 times. Chris Massey’s mix is incredible as well!”
Jerry Bouthier – Lovely..supporting.
Pathaan – Superb!
Aldrin Zouk – “Chris Massey Remix on point. Also diggin’ the instrumental.”
Como Las Grecas Magazine – “Chris Massey remix is amazing….. De Fantastiske for the club….”
Sleazy McQueen – “What the hell?!?!”
Que Sakamoto – “i will drop Chris Massey 4am Remix@WOMB TOKYO NEXT SAT!!! Excited!!”
Neil Quigley – “The 4am mix is indeed a whopper! I’m all over this like a cheap suit.”
80s Child – “Original mix for me although every track is quality!”
Q-Burns Abstract Message – “Original mix is nice + spacious, good vocal bit. Thanks -”
Andy (Inland Knights) – “Nice…..will spin it tonight”
Danny Oliver – “Love the Chris Massey Mix…filthy”
Frank Lihaug – Wicked package.”
Wrighty (Soul Buggin) – “the De Fantastiske mix is mighty fine, can see the Buggin’ crowd getting sweaty to that”
Billy Scurry – “OOOFFF!! check out plastikmass!! destroyer! 4am or otherwise”
Cowbell Radio – “Something for everyone here…love the wobbly wonkiness of Chris Massey’s re-work, but once again I’m loving what De Fantastiske To do!”
Leon Sweet – “Yeayyaaahhh! Mr Seaborne on fine form as usual and super strong remixes. A little something for everyone me thinks. I can’t actually pick a fave, I like all in equal measures. Top marks one and all.”
Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – “Remix is pretty cool”
Dan J – “Chris Massey mix is proper tonk! Lovely groove on the DFT remix too. Another great Paper release.”
Cesare Cera aka Black Mighty Wax – “love the ipnhotic atmosphere on “De Fantastiske To Remix”!”
Murray Richardson – “4am remix for me, looking forward to dropping this one”
Ulysses – “I like the warehouse-y sound of the 4AM mix best.
Nuno Cacho – “What a pack! Live the original, to chart it and play in my club, love the 4am mix to play at 8am in portuguese way of clubbing, and love The Fantistc one becouse it’s my style to play at 6pm. COMPLETE!”
Somerville & Wilson – “Another corking release from Paper Recordings .Chris Masseys remix is our fav although De Fantastike remix comes a close second .
Russell Deeks – “Solid nu-disco vibes on the orig but liking DFT remix best”
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